Gujjars the nomadic tribe, India
For some baffling reason, we skipped breakfast and set out for a day trek without any supplies. Obviously, very soon, hunger struck.
By then, we were beyond the villages and there were only these Gujjar settlements around. Our guide approached them, and they invited us over for tea.
The woman was unwell; they were leaving to see the doctor, around 10km away. All by foot.
And yet, they gave us some hot namkeen chai – salty tea. And apologised for the rush and not being able to serve us anything more!!
Read more stories of such warm hospitality at Friendly families from our travels in Himalayas
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